15.3433, Books: Sociolinguistics/Lang Desc,Eng:Kortmann et al (Ed)

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Subject: 15.3433, Books: Sociolinguistics/Lang Desc,Eng:Kortmann et al (Ed)

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Date: 08-Dec-2004
From: Julia Ulrich < julia.ulrich at degruyter.com >
Subject: A Handbook of Varieties of English: Kortmann, Schneider,
Burridge, Mesthrie, Upton (Eds)



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Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 12:55:56
From: Julia Ulrich < julia.ulrich at degruyter.com >
Subject:  A Handbook of Varieties of English: Kortmann, Schneider, Burridge, Mesthrie, Upton (Eds)


Title: A Handbook of Varieties of English
Subtitle: A Multimedia Reference Tool
Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
           http://www.mouton-publishers.com


Book URL: http://www.burioni.it/libri/news/wdg3/handbook.htm


Editor: Bernd Kortmann
Editor: Edgar W. Schneider
Editor: Kate Burridge
Editor: Rajend Mesthrie
Editor: Clive Upton

Hardback: ISBN: 3110175320 Pages: 2500 Price: Europe EURO 598
Comment: EUR 498 pre-publication price for orders received by March 31, 2005
Hardback: ISBN: 3110175320 Pages: 2500 Price: U.S. $ 720
Comment: USD 595 pre-publication price for orders received by March 31, 2005


Abstract:

The Handbook will be by far the most thorough reference work on
phonology and the first-ever comprehensive overview of the morphology
and syntax of varieties of English in the world. It will be published as
a two volume book accompanied by an interactive CD-ROM. The genuine
speech samples and interactive maps of the CD-ROM will not only
supplement the printed articles by offering lively illustrations of the
varieties of English around the world, but the material offered can also
be used for linguistic research.

SURVEY ARTICLES

The books feature descriptive survey articles that are authored by
widely acclaimed specialists in the field and that
 * cover all main national standard varieties, distinctive
regional, ethnic, and social varieties, major contact varieties, as well
as major ESL varieties;
 * share a common core, which makes them invaluable research tools
for cross-linguistic comparisons;
 * provide information on the historical and cultural backgrounds
as well as the current sociolinguistic situations in the respective
regions;
 * serve as state-of-the-art reports on major issues in current
research.

CD-ROM

The CD-ROM not only supplements the printed volumes through interactive
access to the varieties but also provides a comprehensive database with:
 * a unique collection of speech recordings of English from around
the world;
 * sound samples that open new perspectives on the varieties of
English, as speech recordings also constitute the central aspect of
research - students as well as professional academics will feel
encouraged to use the material for new investigations;
 * interactive and synchronized maps that allow either phonological
or morphosyntactic (grammatical) comparisons;
 * extensive bibliographies on the relevant research literature;
 * links to pertinent websites.

NETWORK LICENSE

The network license provides departments of English and Linguistics with
the opportunity to make the multimedia tools on the CD-ROM
simultaneously available to a wider number of faculty members and
students.
 * instructors can deploy the sound samples and interactive maps to
enhance their classroom presentations and to highlight important
language features;
 * researchers are provided with a database of multimedia material
for further study;
 * students can employ the data on the CD-ROM when working on
classroom assignments.

A NETWORK LICENSE for the CD-ROM for 1-5 concurrent users is available
at an additional price of EUR 398.00 / US$ 475.00. Please contact your
supplier or Mouton de Gruyter (networklicense at degruyter.com) for further
details. Network licenses for more than 5 concurrent users can also be
purchased by contacting Mouton de Gruyter.

http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110175320-1&l=E&ad=he

Free demo version: http://www.mouton-online.com/varieties.php

Or meet Anke Beck and Ursula Kleinhenz at the Mouton de Gruyter booth at
the annual LSA Meeting for a free demonstration.

Together, the books and the CD-ROM are an indispensable reference work
and research tool for sociolinguists, dialectologists, phonologists,
grammarians, typologists, and specialists in contact languages and
varieties of English around the world. Given its accessible style and
its rich auditory and visual support, this Handbook is also ideally
suited not only for professional academics but also for undergraduate
and graduate students



Linguistic Field(s): Language Description
                     Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)


Written In: English  (ENG)

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